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PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 5

Sometimes a PechaKucha Night is held in a tent, sometimes in a more formal setting, as seen in the photos we post here from last week's PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 5, held at the Clifftown Studios. The photos are courtesy of Flickr user jimmymerris.

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PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 2

As we posted earlier, PechaKucha Night in Southend-on-Sea Vol. 3 happens next week, but here's a look at the Vol. 2 that was -- you'll find more photos in this Flickr photoset.

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Flyer for Southend-on-Sea Vol. 3

Flyer for PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 3

Southend-on-Sea is about to host its third PechaKucha Night volume (July 14), continuing to explore just how creatives in the area are shaping the future of the city.

PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 2 Next Week

Flyer for PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 2

PechaKucha Night was held for the first time in Southend-on-Sea earlier this month, but organizer Sean McLoughlan did not want to rest on his laurels, and so Vol. 2 is but a short week away (April 29). Above, the event's e-flyer.

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

Today we highlight another presentation from this month's inaugural edition of PechaKucha Night in Southend-on-Sea -- yesterday we featured media artist Damien Robinson -- this time with the works of Ackroyd & Harvey (Dan Harvey was the presenter).

Here's a bio on the duo:

Sculpture, photography, architecture and ecology are some of the disciplines that intersect in the work of Ackroyd and Harvey. Nature and structure, control and randomness are juxtaposed in their work to reveal a time-based practice with intrinsic bias towards process and event.

They are acclaimed for their work with the light sensitivity of seedling grass and its ability to record complex photographic images, and have exhibited in galleries, museums and sites worldwide, articulating the seductions of time and visibility inherent in the transient organic image.

In 2007 they realised FlyTower on the exterior of London’s National Theatre, whereby they grew the entire north and west face of the landmark Lyttelton flytower with seedling grass. In 2003 they grew the entire interior wall space of a deconsecrated and disused concrete church in south London (Dilston Grove).

Twist, a permanent landmark sculpture opened in December 2008. Visible on entry into Bristol from the M32, the 20-metre high tower is clad in an intensive layering of thin dark grey slates – a waste material from the roofing industry – and is lit using power generated from a combination of solar energy and wind power.

Over the last few years they have made a series of expeditions to the High Arctic with Cape Farewell, looking at the effects of global warming on the ecosystem.

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey

PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 2 is set to take place April 29.

Damien Robinson

Digital media artist Damien Robinson was one of the presenters at the inaugural PechaKucha Night in Southend-on-Sea, and organizer Sean McLaoughlin was kind enough to provide us with images from her presentation.

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PKN Southend-on-Sea Vol. 1

Southend-on-Sea held its first PechaKucha Night earlier this month -- you can see photos from the event in this Flickr photoset -- and organizer Sean McLoughlin is already prepping up for Vol. 2, which is happening at the end of the month (April 29).

We'll be featuring two of the presenters here at PechaKucha Daily later this week.

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